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5-5-2, 5th in Brazilian Serie A
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47dTim Vickery

Renato proving to be a gifted manager

Don't let Renato Portaluppi's laid-back demeanour fool you. He is one of Brazil's most gifted up-and-coming managers.

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50dSam Marsden

Barcelona reassure Arthur over transfer

Arthur Melo says Barcelona have phoned to reassure him his move to Camp Nou is still on after reports claimed they may pull out of the deal.

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103dSam Marsden

Barcelona agree €30m deal to sign Arthur

As part of the agreement, Barca say they have the right to sign Arthur in July for an upfront fee of €30m plus an additional €9m in potential add-ons.

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105dTim Vickery

Is Arthur Barca's next Iniesta?

As full-time inches closer to the illustrious career of Andres Iniesta, Barcelona are on the verge of signing his heir apparent in Gremio's Arthur.

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108dSam Marsden

Arthur nervous amid Barca-Gremio talks

Representatives of Brazilian club Gremio flew to Barcelona on Monday with the aim of finalising a deal for 21-year-old.

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120dBen Gladwell

Costa: Gremio played to 'avoid winning'

Douglas Costa revealed that he and his Gremio teammates felt compelled to throw a game against Flamengo in 2009 out of fear for their lives.

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120dAssociated Press

Gremio triumph in Recopa Sudamericana

Brazilian side Gremio have defeated Argentina's Independiente 5-4 in a penalty shootout.

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121dESPN staff

Barca agree deal for Arthur, 21 - sources

Barcelona have reached an agreement with Gremio to sign midfielder Arthur in a deal which could reach €40 million, sources tell ESPN Deportes.

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187dTim Vickery

Global football's chasm in quality is clear

Real Madrid defeated Gremio 1-0 to lift the Club World Cup and illustrate just how far ahead European clubs are compared to the rest of the world.

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187dDermot Corrigan

Clutch Ronaldo delivers Madrid another trophy

Real Madrid were pushed by determined Gremio in the Club World Cup final, but Cristiano Ronaldo again made the big moment his, writes Dermot Corrigan.

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187dESPN staff

Ronaldo free kick helps Madrid to CWC title

Cristiano Ronaldo scored from a free kick to help Real Madrid beat Gremio 1-0 to claim the Club World Cup in Saturday's final in Abu Dhabi.

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188dDermot Corrigan

Zidane: Club World Cup final will be '50/50'

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane says Saturday's Club World Cup final against Gremio in Abu Dhabi is a 50/50 game.

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189dSam Marsden

Barca shirt incident annoyed us - Gremio

Gremio's president says Barcelona have not made an offer for midfielder Arthur, who appeared in leaked images wearing their shirt.

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189dTim Vickery

Gremio capable of shocking Real Madrid

Underdogs Gremio are not equipped to outplay Real Madrid but if they follow the plan they may have a chance to outscore them in Club World Cup final.

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191dTim Vickery

Gremio over first hurdle at Club World Cup

An extra-time goal by Everton saw Gremio advance to the Club World Cup final, where they will hope to draw giants Real Madrid for the title.

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191dAssociated Press

Gremio defeat Pachuca to reach CWC final

Brazil's Gremio defeated Mexico's Pachuca 1-0 in extra-time to advance to the Club World Cup final on Tuesday.

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199dSam Marsden

Gremio's Arthur confirms Barcelona talks

Gremio's Arthur has confirmed he is in contact with Barcelona but denied there is already an agreement in place for him to move to the Camp Nou.

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202dSam Marsden

Arthur pictured with Barcelona directors

Barcelona directors Robert Fernandez and Andre Cury have been pictured with Gremio midfielder Arthur, who was wearing the Catalan club's home shirt.

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204dTim Vickery

Gremio's masterful run to Copa Lib title

A 2-1 victory in the second leg delivered a third Copa Libertadores to Gremio, who would have none of another miracle Lanus comeback.

RankingsBrazilian Serie A

Goal Difference66th
Goals Scored1115th
Assists7Tied-13th
Goals Conceded51st